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About BluINFO

Overview 

BluBØX maintains a comprehensive open online knowledge base call BluINFO. It is the single best resource for all things BluBØX and a great place to take an in-depth look at BluBØX solutions. BluINFO is constantly improving with new and updated content every day. Use the Table of Contents to the right to jump from topic to topic. Click the topic title to see an overview of the topic. Select the links below the topic to view the most important information about that topic.

BluBØX Products 

Products Video

Products Presentation

Products Slide

BluSKY Solutions

Commercial Real Estate/Property Management

Multi Family

Small Business

Corporate/Enterprise

Financial/Banking

Education K-12

Higher Education

Healthcare

Municipalities

Hotel/Entertainment

Retail

Local/City/Sate Government

Industrial/Manufacturing

Energy

Upgrading to BluBØX/BluSKY

Upgrade to BluBØX

BluSKY Connect

Upgrading from Other Mercury Based Systems

Mercury Conversions - software upgrade

OneFacility-Mercury Conversions - software upgrade

OneFacility-AMAG Conversions - software and panel upgrade

Honeywell Conversions - software upgrade

CASI Conversions - software and board upgrade

SoftwareHouse Conversions - software and board upgrade

Proprietary Conversions - software and panel upgrade

Demo Environment

BluBØX provides a BluSKY demo environment to resellers, end users and consultants for presentations or product evaluations.

To log in to the BluSKY demo environment:

This is the login for Christina Bailey, the Chief Security Officer at American Security. She has permissions for everything in two fictitious buildings; Demo 125 High St. and Demo 127 High St.

Try also logging in as a Facility Manager:

  • Use Email: mw@nb.com
  • Use Password: Blub0x123!

This is the login for Michelle Wilson, the Company Facility Manger at National Bank. She has permissions to administer just her company's information in both buildings.

Try also logging in as an Employee:

  • Use Email: ts@nb.com
  • Use Password: Blub0x123!

This is the login for Terry Smith, an employee at National Bank. He has basic permissions to use his smartphone to release portals and elevators and invite visitors in Demo 127 High St. only.

Try other Demo Log Ins

To understand the demo environment hardware view the Demo Environment Schematic

Watch these short videos to learn how to log on and take BluSKY for a test drive:

BluBØX Differentiators

Physical Security as a Service

Lower Up Front and Ongoing Costs

True Cloud - Protected by Microsoft Cloud Services and BluBØX

Automatic Software Upgrades

True Mobile Security – Any Device, Anywhere, Anytime

Real Time Control, Status and Events from Anywhere

Person Reader and Integrated Biometric Security

Unified Access, Alarms, Video and Visitors

System Architecture - Reduced On Premises Hardware and Software

Cross System, Multi–Site, Partitioned Architecture

Freedom of Use and Enterprise for Everyone

DIY Security and Reduced Administration

Open Hardware and Open Restful API

Destination Dispatch Elevator Security

Out-of-the-B0X Advanced Notifications

One Common Reporting Engine

Analytics, Rules and Intelligence

Virtual Remote Commissioning and Testing

Remote Power Control and Management

Remote Support and Diagnostics from Anywhere

BluSKY AI

BluSKY AI

BluBØX Support

Failure is NOT an Option

Typical Support Statistics

Total Remote Support

Simplified Remote Support from Anywhere

DIY Online Integrated Page Level Help

Double Layer of Support - Reseller (Primary) + BluBØX (Backup)

Standard Support

Standard Support Contract

Equipment Replacement Program (ERP) Support

Hardware-as-a-Service

BluSKY Support 24/7

Operator Support 6am – 9pm EST

Built-in Remote Diagnostic Tools

Multi-Channel Support

Support Articles

BluSKY Diagnostics

Access Level Diagnostics

Alarm Diagnostics

Allegion NDE Diagnostics

ASSA ABLOY DSR Diagnostics

Controller Diagnostics

Controller-Door-Floor Diagnostics

Database Diagnostics

DDE Diagnostics

Floor Stop Schedules Diagnostics

Input-Output Diagnostics

Power Diagnostics

Server Diagnostics

Person Reader Diagnostics

Video Diagnostics

AI Diagnostics

Platform Diagnostics

Sunell Cameras

Sunell Reference Guide

Milesight Cameras

Cyber Security Resources

Adam Levin

System Diagrams

 system diagrams

High Availability

High Availability Article - Security Info Watch - Ray Bernard

BluSKY Local Servers and Software

BluSKY Local Servers and Software

Enterprise Capabilities

Redundancy and High Availability

Scalability

Flexibility

Security

Enterprise Database and Hardware Architecture

True Mobile Security - ADAWATAB - Any Device, Any Where, Any Time, Any Browser

Browser, O/S and Device Support

Database Integration

SSO

Open Hardware & Open RESTful API

Open RESTful API

Connects to Everything

System Integration – Unified out-of-the-BØX Access, Alarm, Video, Visitor, Vendor Elevator, Biometrics, Photo-ID Badging, Intercom, Incidents, Tours, Analytics, Reporting, AI, Situational Awareness

One Common Database as Opposed to Silos of Databases

One Common Database - 2

Internationalization – multiple languages and localization

Global Coverage

BluBØX work with any system integration company for deployments anywhere in the world

BluSKY can be managed from anywhere and multiple places simultaneously - no infrastructure required

We only use industry standard technology partners and components that are available in most major global markets

100 Microsoft Azure data centers throughout the world

Intel, Mercury, LifeSafety Power and HID equipment ships to most places in the world

Every aspect of a BluBØX system can be monitored 24/7 by BluAI

There are remote diagnostic tools for all hardware and every application

BluSKY support 24/7

Product, Product Development, Installation, Data Security, Migration and Support of Multi-National Customers

Adherence to Safe Harbor and International Privacy Laws

Presentations

BluBØX provides presentations on many key topics pertaining to its offering and within the industry. Some are listed below.

BluBØX Products
BluBØX products are unlike any other security offering in the marketplace. They are designed using next generation technologies and built to be delivered as a service. Their Cloud and mobile architecture provides capabilities that are not achievable by competing legacy systems. As a result, BluBØX is the most effective security system available today.
Pages: 11
System Health and Monitoring
System Health Monitoring lets you know that your system is functioning properly and alerts you when you have a problem.
Pages: 6
BluSKY Local Servers and Software
Sometimes You Need Something Local. In this presentation we discuss the software and local servers that may be necessary to build a fully functional BluSKY system.
Pages: 8
PSaaS Recipe for Success
PSaaS is the future and we want you to be part of that future with us. To end this presentation we discuss budgeting, billing and conclude our argument with a brief summary. (Part 4 of 4 of the complete PSaaS Presentation)
Pages: 5
Hosted Security in the Cloud
Choose BluBØX Cloud for your security needs and you choose the team of experts that built the cloud security industry. Since 1999, our expertise has shaped cloud security technology and solutions. And we continue to do so today. BluBØX’s Cloud architecture makes anything possible. With unlimited computing power, storage and scalability – BluBØX Cloud provides more advanced capabilities than any other traditional system.
Pages: 7
Multi-Biometric and Multi-Factor Security
With the Person Reader you ARE the key. It is a fast and accurate way to grant you access through a portal without credentials. The Person Reader is a more secure and convenient replacement for card readers and cards and can be used anywhere you would use traditional access control. Use the Person Readers to complement card readers or replace them altogether. Person Readers are simple and natural to use. Just look and be recognized. The Person Reader is patent pending.
Pages: 7
Open Standards
Choose BluBØX with Mercury inside for your IP-based security solution and align yourself with open, industry standard technology. Never get locked into one brand or proprietary hardware. Always be able to pivot and move forward. With Mercury inside you have more than 20 brands to choose from giving you choice and compatibility that will future proof your security system for years to come.
Pages: 8
Smarter Systems
Evolve to the next level of physical security with BluBØX Artificial Intelligence and make sense of the data that originates from all your systems simultaneously and instantly. Using a combination of automation, big data analytics, self-learning and adaptive rule-based decisions, we are the only security systems company in the world that can provide you with more consistent and efficient security and real-time situational awareness and control of your security. All the time. From any device.
Pages: 6
Unified Everywhere
Unified applications do a better job of providing security and at less cost. Unlike a system made up of disparate silo applications, unified systems let you share information across multiple applications enabling you to respond quickly and effectively. Our Web-Cloud applications provide the benefits of unification no matter where you are. We provide one interface for all applications which makes the system easy to learn and use. This is Unified Everywhere. Experience the difference today.
Pages: 6
True Mobile Security
Security issues don’t always arise when it’s convenient for you. They can hit you whether you are at home, in the office, or on the go. But with True Mobile Security you can be alerted remotely on any mobile device and connect, respond, and control. All you need is the internet and a browser to access your entire security system with 100% functionality. Any device, anywhere, any time, any browser. That’s True Mobile Security.
Pages: 5
Security 4.0 Architecture
The Security 4.0 architecture is the foundation of what sets BluBØX apart and ahead of the rest of the Physical Security industry. See for yourself how the key elements of Security 4.0 combine to create capabilities that can never be achieved with client-server architecture. Move ahead on solid footing with BluBØX and Security 4.0 architecture.
Pages: 10
System Integrators
System Integrators face a tough problem; How do I compete while making enough money on the initial sale to keep my doors open and also get paid for the ongoing service that customers demand post installation? The answer is BluBØX and Security 4.0 Architecture. Our Platform-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service and Recurring Revenue solutions are a win-win for everyone.
Pages: 18
Solutions
Every vertical in every industry in every organization has its own unique set of security threats, requirements and problems that challenge them. Understanding this, BluBØX has developed solutions that address the most common security challenges in each of the core verticals we serve. Using Security 4.0 architecture and BluSKY products as our toolbox. No matter what the job, no matter what the size, no matter what the vertical, BluBØX is the right solution.
Pages: 12
Untethered Capabilities
A powerful user experience is based in an understanding of the opportunities and constraints of the device. From touchscreens to small-format screens, and from desktops and laptops – our responsive web app development ensures that our content scales and adapts to all your devices. Our Mobile First and Responsive Design means a great user experience no matter where you are or what device you are using.
Pages: 11
Origins of Security 4.0
Every industry goes through natural technology cycles of evolution and sometimes revolution. Each cycle can be defined by the introduction of disruptive technology that causes a fundamental advancement in the industry. In each cycle new technology replaced old technology with its superior features, benefits and opportunities. We generally move to the next technological generation when the cost and benefits outweigh the current technology. The physical security industry is no different. It
Pages: 8
Security and Convenience
The dramatic technology shift in the physical security market has resulted in better security and improved convenience for all. BluBØX Artificial Intelligence ties it all together by providing analytics, “Smart Building” integration and situational awareness that saves millions of dollars in recurring operational costs while providing a secure, convenient and comfortable environment for employees, vendors and guests. This is BluBØX: Security Re-Imagined.
Pages: 11
Origins of Security 4.0
Every industry goes through natural technology cycles of evolution and sometimes revolution. Each cycle can be defined by the introduction of disruptive technology that causes a fundamental advancement in the industry. In each cycle new technology replaced old technology with its superior features, benefits and opportunities. We generally move to the next technological generation when the cost and benefits outweigh the current technology. The physical security industry is no different. It
Pages: 8

Additional Resources

Origins of Security 4.0 | BluB0X

Learn about where Security 4.0, the 4th technology cycle of Physical Security came from and why Security 4.0 will shape the industry for the next 15 years. Learn about the foundation behind Security 4.0 to understand the benefits of our products and services.

Security and Convenience | BluB0X

Unlike Legacy systems, the technologies chosen for BluBØX’s products and services offer Security with Convenience. Examine the graphical representation to get an understanding of how this can be performed for your location.

Cloud | BluB0X

The first pillar of Security 4.0 is Cloud. BluSKY, our security platform is hosted and protected by Microsoft Azure. Learn more about how Physical Security in the Cloud more advanced capabilities than any other traditional system.

Mobile Security | BluB0X

The second pillar of Security 4.0 is Mobile. True Mobile Security means Any Device, Any Where, Any Time, and Any Browser.

Biometric | BluB0X

The third pillar of Security 4.0 is Biometric. BluBØX provides Multi-Factor Biometrics with The Person Reader. Read about how the Person Reader can eliminate cards and is more capable and more secure. 

Unified | BluB0X

The fourth pillar of Security 4.0 is Unified. BluBØX’s applications- Access Control, Visitor Management, Alarm and Intrusion, Video Management, and Biometrics are all unified under one platform and with built-in analytics.  Learn about the many benefits of our BluSKY Platform, The Unified Solution.

Open | BluB0X

The fifth pillar of Security 4.0 is Open. BluBØX uses the Mercury open hardware, an industry standard and compatible technology. Never get locked into proprietary hardware. Learn more about this future-proof investment solution.

Smart | BluB0X

The sixth and final pillar of Security 4.0 is Smart. BluBØX is the next level of physical security with BluBØX Artificial Intelligence. Using a combination of automation, big data analytics, self-learning and adaptive rule-based decisions, we are the only security systems company in the world that can provide you with more consistent and efficient security and real time situational awareness and control of your security. 

Products Overview | BluB0X

BluBØX’s products and services deliver end-to-end unified enterprise security at a lower cost and higher value than its competitors. Get an overview of all our products offered within the BluSKY Platform.

BluSKY Platform | BluB0X

The BluSKY Platform is a simple yet powerful web-based hosted security software platform that unifies all major security applications and works with any browser on any device, anywhere, anytime. Explore its features to understand how our service provides end-to-end unified enterprise security.

Access Control | BluB0X

Access Control is just one of the applications hosted in the BluSKY Platform. Learn about the features of Access Control within our Unified solution.

Alarm Management | BluB0X

Alarm Management in the BluSKY Platform is a Plug and Play alarm system. Learn more about the various types of alarms you can use with BluSKY.

Visitor Management | BluB0X

BluBØX has the most hardened field experience of any vendor in delivering Cloud-based visitor management systems to global enterprise customers and Class A multi and single tenant buildings. Learn more about our Visitor Management application.

Services Overview | BluB0X

BluBØX’s BluCARE Customer-First approach offers both self-serve and live support. Explore some of the services we provide.

Solutions Overview | BluB0X

BluBØX has developed solutions that address the most common security challenges in each of the core verticals we serve. Explore our solution for each of the verticals.

System Integrators Value Prop | BluB0X

System Integrators who partner with BluBØX enjoy high margin recurring revenue. Learn more about our value proposition for resellers.